Changing font size and font family of Terminator
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As you might have noticed from my previous post A shorter prompt I have customized both the font size and font family of my Terminator. A great deal of my activities take place in the terminal and I need my fonts to be comfortably visible and pleasing to my eyes.
One of the first things I always do on a fresh system is install a bunch of fonts. For Terminator I use a monospace font called Inconsolata, my favourite terminal font. On Debian and Debian based distros, installation of Inconsolata is as easy as
$ sudo aptitude install ttf-inconsolata
After you’ve installed this font, open Terminator’s config file. I run CrunchBang Linux 10 (Statler) with Openbox as window manager. So my Terminator configuration file would be found at ~/.config/terminator/config.
Look for this line:
font = Monospace 9
and replace it with:
font = Inconsolata 14
As you might have guessed, the numbers determine the font size. Obviously 14 is a larger font size than 9. Change it to your liking then save and close the file. A simple restart of Terminator and you’ll see the results:
Inconsolata is very neat especially if you write code. You’ll appreciate the crossed out zero of this easy to read font.
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